Trapanese's cinematic score paints an aural picture that matches "TRON: Uprising's" futuristic animation. Set in the era of "TRON" between the stories in the 1982 feature film and Walt Disney Studios' "TRON: Legacy," "TRON: Uprising" delves inside the computer world of The Grid and the people who live there with a visually striking series produced in CG animation with 2D aesthetic. "TRON: Uprising" stars Elijah Wood (Beck), Mandy Moore (Mara), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Paige), and Bruce Boxleitner reprising the role as Tron. Fans of TRON: Uprising will recognize Trapanese's elegantly crafted compositions on the soundtrack.
"We had a lot more footage to cover than we had with the film, almost 7 hours," says Trapanese. "And with animation, we're not hindered by the limitations of visual effects and real world stunts. The scope can be much bigger. Through the two years of collaboration with Daft Punk, we found a balance of electronics and orchestra that worked very well for The Grid, and I've tried to build on that. The remixes for the show are from artists whom I have a great respect for and Cole's track is added on as his unique, artistic reaction to what we've been doing."
A classically trained musician, Trapanese has played the piano and trombone from a young age—including performing at Carnegie Hall with the New York Youth Symphony. He completed his undergraduate work in music composition at the Manhattan School Of Music then continued at UCLA's Music for Visual Media program for graduate school. Here, he was given the first ever Jerry Goldsmith Award in 2007. Soon after, Trapanese started working on "Dexter" as orchestrator. Since then he has provided arrangements and orchestrations for " Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief," "Butter," "Fast Five," among numerous other films and television shows.
TRON: Uprising track list:
- "Beck's Theme" - Lightbike Battle
- "Tesler Throwdown"
- "Paige's Past"
- "Lux's Sacrifice"
- "Price of Power"
- "Rescuing the Rebellion"
- "Dyson Drops In" (Scars Suite)
- "TRON's Promise" (Scars Suite)
- "TRON's Turn" (Scars Suite)
- "Beck Betrayed" (Scars Suite)
- "Torture" (Scars Suite)
- "Revenge" (Scars Suite)
- "Redemption" (Scars Suite)
- "Goodbye Renegade"
- "Compressed Space"
- "Renegade's Pledge" - End Credits
- "Lightbike Battle" (3OH!3 and JT Remix)
- "Inferno" (Opiuo Remix)
- "Dyson" (David Hiller Remix)
- "Rezolution" - Cole Plante